When you register a domain name, you need to supply a valid postal address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can view your details and certain individuals may not be pleased with this. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting package. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each domain name that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a particular domain to a different registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthorized people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to conceal the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can order ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.